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6w3d preg from LMP,report says gestational sac present, yolk sac absent, maybe psuedo sac? What does this mean? Scan 2mo for ectopic pregnancy.

6w3d preg from LMP,report says gestational sac present, yolk sac absent, maybe psuedo sac? What does this mean? Scan 2mo for ectopic pregnancy.

Not sure: it means it is not a normal pregnancy. it sounds like they are not sure if it is a type of miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy. you will need close follow up to make sure. any severe pain would go to the ER just in case ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Im 6 wk 2days pregnant IVF. My gestational sac is empty and my doctor wants to do a laparoscopy to see if it an ectopic pregnancy. Is it to soon?

Im 6 wk 2days pregnant IVF. My gestational sac is empty and my doctor wants to do a laparoscopy to see if it an ectopic pregnancy. Is it to soon?

Yes!: An empty gestational sac means that you have an intrauterine pregnancy, but it may be too early to tell if it is viable. The problem with IVF is the possibility of twins one which could be tubal. However, it is vital that he check with HCG levels and ultrasounds before subjecting you to a surgery that could definitely end the pregnancy. If you are not having any pain or bleeding. ...Read more

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If a Gestational sac is in the uterus is it possible to be an ectopic pregnancy? Or is a tubal pregnancy ruled out.

If a Gestational sac is in the uterus is it possible to be an ectopic pregnancy? Or is a tubal pregnancy ruled out.

Unlikely but possibl: Heterotopic pregnancies (one "inside" one "outside") are uncommon but can happen. They are more common with assisted reproduction vs. natural, but can happen either way. The risk is not statistically higher than 1 in 100 and is usually much lower. Keep an eye on things but it's not likely for ectopic. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and an ultrasound showed a gestational sac and yolk sac, but no embryo, does this mean I could still have an ectopic pregnancy?

I am 6 weeks pregnant and an ultrasound showed a gestational sac and yolk sac, but no embryo, does this mean I could still have an ectopic pregnancy?

Very unlikely: I presume the gestational sac and yolk sac are located in the uterus, in this case, the chance of a concomitant tubal pregnancy is extremely small, almost negligible. Hopefully, you do not have any bleeding or cramping, in which case, the ultrasound may be repeated in 7-10 days to determine viability (presence of a fetal pole with heart beat). Best Wishes ...Read more

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Unspecified ectopic pregnancy W/O intrauterine preg. Told a gestational sac and yolk sac was seen between the left ovary and uterus. What that mean?

Unspecified ectopic pregnancy W/O intrauterine preg.  Told a gestational sac and yolk sac was seen between the left ovary and uterus. What that mean?

Tubal pregnancy: If the expanation is accurate, it means that a pregnancy could exist in your tube (left). This would be an "ectopic" pregnancy, and needs to be removed, or your tube may rupture and cause a surgical emergency. Consult your health care professional without delay. ...Read more

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Can ectopic pregnancy occur the same time with an gestational empty sac at 9weeks?

Can ectopic pregnancy occur the same time with an gestational empty sac at 9weeks?

Yes but rare: It is possible to have an ectopic pregnancy at the same time as a pregnancy in the uterus, whether the pregnancy in the uterus is healthy or not. This is called a heterotopic pregnancy, and is rare (about 1 in 4000 pregnancies) but is more common with fertility treatment where you release more than one egg. Symptoms may be pain or abnormal bleeding - talk to your doctor asap if experiencing pain. ...Read more

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BETA HCG 3722,I am 5w5d pregnant and Dr. didn't see any SAC. Does this mean 100% I am having ectopic pregnancy or there are chances of normal pregnant?

BETA HCG 3722,I am 5w5d pregnant and Dr. didn't see any SAC. Does this mean 100% I am having ectopic pregnancy or there are chances of normal pregnant?

Too early: It is too early to tell for sure. There is a small chance a gestational sac won't be seen until hcg quant is higher than 5000. I would recommend very close follow up with more labs in another 48 hours and an ultrasound. If you start having severe pain you should go right to their ER. ...Read more

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Could I still have a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy if the Sono showed a sac in the uterus?

Could I still have a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy if the Sono showed a sac in the uterus?

Yes…: But these are 2 different questions. If there is a true gestational sac in the uterus, there can still be a chance of miscarriage. This risk drops dramatically to less than 5% when an embryo with a heartbeat is seen. It is also possible to have an ectopic pregnancy with a gestational sac in the uterus but this is rare, about 1 in 30,000 naturally conceived pregnancies. ...Read more

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Is ectopic pregnancy possible with a visible gest-sac? Had u/s at what i believed to b 7wks. U/s only showed 5.3wk empty sac. Dr said poss ectopic.

Not likely: Yes, it's possible but rare. The trick is if your doctor was certain he/she saw a gs or some other intrauterine fluid collection. With a sure gs, risk of also having ectopic is exceedingly low. ...Read more

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From which HCG level, I can see a sac? HCG is now 3722 and no SAC seen on vaginal US. Does this mean ectopic pregnancy ? My HCG is doubling normally

From which HCG level, I can see a sac? HCG is now 3722 and no SAC seen on vaginal US. Does this mean ectopic pregnancy ? My HCG is doubling normally

BHCG: Typically a pregnancy can be seen around a BHCG of 2000. Some variation is expected depending on the skill of the sonographer and the quality of the machine. At 3722 and a doubling BHCG a pregnancy should be seen regardless of whether or not it is normal pregnancy or an ectopic. Follow up is warranted with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be a chance if an ectopic pregnancy?Lmp was 5/28, had u/s on 7/16 and only showed an empty g-sac. No bleeding/no cramps. Sac meas at 5.3 wk

Can there be a chance if an ectopic pregnancy?Lmp was 5/28, had u/s on 7/16 and only showed an empty g-sac. No bleeding/no cramps. Sac meas at 5.3 wk

Low chance: If a gestation sac was seen in the uterus on your sonogram, then it is likely not an ectopic pregnancy. Ultrasound is never 100% so i suggest a repeat sonogram be done to confirm a heart beat at a later date. However, if no bleeding or cramping with a gestational sac in the uterus, you are likely on the right track. ...Read more

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My HCG was tested as 1328 2 days ago, 1358 today. The sac in the womb measured as 5.5 weeks as scan shows. So no ectopic pregnancy? Will I miscarry?

My HCG was tested as 1328 2 days ago,  1358 today.  The sac in the womb measured as 5.5 weeks as scan shows. So no ectopic pregnancy? Will I miscarry?

Time will tell: Sounds like you had a threatened miscarriage? Your HCG is not rising appropriately. Depends on what you mean by sac if it is an ectopic or not. You will need to be closely followed. If you have pain or bleeding you will need to go to the ED. ...Read more

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Diagnose w/ectopic pregnancy at 6 weeks.levels @ 6,000 hcg. Why cant an ultrasound show an abnormality/sac in Fallopian tube at this stage?

Diagnose w/ectopic pregnancy at 6 weeks.levels @ 6,000 hcg. Why cant an ultrasound show an abnormality/sac in Fallopian tube at this stage?

-It'sWhat'sNotThere-: Because an ectopic can occur in lots of places other than just the fallopian tube. And the number of weeks and HCG levels, while helpful in general,don't always ad-up as hoped or expected. And because ultrasound may not be real sensitive at six weeks, and requires skill. I'm impressed that an ectopic is still in consideration. Most important is what's not seen at this point: anything in the uterus ...Read more

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Hcg levels at 1350 pregnant how many weeks? No sac in ultrasound just uterus thickening.Ob thinks its a ectopic pregnancy.Is it possible?

Possible: Yes, it is possible. If your HCG level rises to above 2000 and there is still no us evidence of an untrauterine pregnancy, then it is considered to be an 'ectopic until proven otherwise'. ...Read more

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Did having 3 previous c-sections cause me to get an ectopic pregnancy ?

Did  having 3 previous c-sections cause me to get an ectopic pregnancy ?

Probably not.: Although cesarean sections have many adverse implications for future reproduction, increasing the risk of ectopic pregnancies is not one of them. The adhesions caused by cesarean section typically do not involve the tubes, rather the bladder. When the tubes are affected, infertility can occur, as can ectopics. I am not aware of any good data to prove a link with ectopics, though. ...Read more

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Could having previous c-sections cause me now to have a ectopic pregnancy ?

Could having  previous c-sections cause me now to have a ectopic pregnancy ?

Minimal risk factor: Any pelvic surgery can increase the risk of an ectopic if any tubal damage is involved or if there are multiple adhesions (scar tissue). Like anyone else, if you have an early pregnancy and experience any pain with or without bleeding, check with your doc asap. You can also ask your doc how your tubes looked at c-section, (for peace of mind). Prior ectopic is a larger risk factor. ...Read more

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Does having previous c-sections increase my chance of having an ectopic pregnancy?

No: Previous caesarean section doesn't predispose to ectopic pregnancy. However, it does increase the likelihood of subsequent c-section deliveries depending on where the initial uteran incision was made. Complications of c-sections include hemorrhage, infection, and thromboembolism, which would all have likely presented shortly after the procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

An abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs ...Read more